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[Best Buy] TCL 65' R615 at Best Buy 999

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[Best Buy] TCL 65' R615 at Best Buy 999

Have been keeping an eye out for this tv after reading all the reviews.

Is this a good deal?
TCL R615 at Best Buy 999$.

Has it been lower than this before?


https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/tc ... a/13185855
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Sold out online and no stock in stores
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gmih7470 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 10:31 am
Sold out online and no stock in stores
I see it in stock online and in a bunch of stores
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gmih7470 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 10:31 am
Sold out online and no stock in stores
The best buy website said the same last week but saw the model displayed at a store in Vancouver.
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AndroidVip wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 10:32 am
I see it in stock online and in a bunch of stores
Shows 0 stock on this page and when I click on it. It doesn't allow me to select any location either. 🤷
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Alpha-Zulu wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 2:16 pm
Thank you! How about between TCL 6 series models- theres this one available for $699, the 65S425-ca vs 65R615-CA for $999? What is the main difference?
This is mainly a difference between the 4-Series and 6-Series. They are similar, the main differences I think are the 4-Series is 120Hz, and the 6-Series has 240Hz (again most don't use this, it adds the "soap opera effect", but maybe sports its good). And the 4-Series has HDR10, while the 6-Series has HDR10 & Dolby Vision HDR (this you may use). The 6-series has small stuff like the "Wide Colour Gamut / Contrast Control Zones (FALD)"

The BestBuy one may come with a worst remote as well, where the Amazon one has a Enhanced Roku Voice Remote.
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TestAcc wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 2:33 pm
This is mainly a difference between the 4-Series and 6-Series. They are similar, the main differences I think are the 4-Series is 120Hz, and the 6-Series has 240Hz (again most don't use this, it adds the "soap opera effect", but maybe sports its good). And the 4-Series has HDR10, while the 6-Series has HDR10 & Dolby Vision HDR (this you may use). The 6-series has small stuff like the "Wide Colour Gamut / Contrast Control Zones (FALD)"

The BestBuy one may come with a worst remote as well, where the Amazon one has a Enhanced Roku Voice Remote.

The 6 series is 60hz, don't let the advertising gimmicks fool you
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Hojo99 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 3:28 pm
The 6 series is 60hz, don't let the advertising gimmicks fool you
hehe, which i was also gonna say. If your watching mainly 4K content (or upscaling), you are not gonna go highier than 60Hz anyway, so its all useless. But if you watching 1080p Sports or something, and not upscaling to 4k, then u can use the "Framerate Interpolation" gimmick of 120hz or 240hz.
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Sweet! Bought this a few weeks ago for the new apartment and have been hoping it goes on sale to get price protection.
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TestAcc wrote:
Jun 14th, 2019 2:33 pm
This is mainly a difference between the 4-Series and 6-Series. They are similar, the main differences I think are the 4-Series is 120Hz, and the 6-Series has 240Hz (again most don't use this, it adds the "soap opera effect", but maybe sports its good). And the 4-Series has HDR10, while the 6-Series has HDR10 & Dolby Vision HDR (this you may use). The 6-series has small stuff like the "Wide Colour Gamut / Contrast Control Zones (FALD)"

The BestBuy one may come with a worst remote as well, where the Amazon one has a Enhanced Roku Voice Remote.
They aren't even remotely similar. I've owned both TVs. The 4 series is mediocre at best, whereas the 6 series is excellent, for all of the reasons you listed. For a $300 difference, there is zero question which TV you should buy. This is a hot deal.

Edit: I will elaborate why this TV is so much better. The HDR on the Series 4 is basically non-existent. Rtings says it has a Real Scene Peak Brightness of under 200 nits. For those who are unaware, HDR is basically not noticeable until at least 600+ nits, and I wouldn't recommend buying an HDR TV unless it can reach 800+ nits. The 6 series can reach 800+ nits no problem. Now let's move to local dimming. The 4 series has zero local dimming. The local dimming isn't excellent on the 6 series, but it is there and is a big difference over not having it. Then finally is wide color gamut, which the 4 series does not have at all, but the 6 series does have. Basically it's up to you if you want a meh TV, or one that really impresses. I haven't seen the 6 series 65" hit $999 in Canada yet though so this is a big deal.
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There have been some posts on this forum under different titles mentioning that TCL 55” & 65” serie 6 TVs are available at Costco

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